Bear Cub

Partial day camp for children ages 4 - 6.


Summer Camp 2021

Bear Cub helps guide children as they discover animals throughout the zoo. Each curriculum has a theme; the lens through which campers will build skills such as mindfulness, peer collaboration, empathy and scientific inquiry. A daily routine including morning circle, bathroom breaks, snacks and lunch will help set campers up for school year success. While the daily routine is the structure of the curriculum there is day to day flexibility which allows instructors to focus on campers’ immediate needs and interests; each day is a new adventure.


Bear Cub: Ages 4 - 6

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Drop off: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Pick up: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: $425 per week of camp

Camps start the week of Monday, June 21, 2021 and will run for 10 consecutive weeks.

  • Learn about the world of animals through exploration in your small pod of 5 campers and 1 instructor. 
  • Camp will take place outside rain or shine. Please send your camper with appropriate gear to be comfortable throughout the day.
  • A camper may attend one week of camp for each of the currucula below.

Bear Cub

Animal Play

From romping in leaves to pouncing on mom, animals play to learn…and so do kids! Through outdoor games, imaginative play, sensory exploration, and visits to the animal habitats at the zoo, campers will explore how animals play.

Bear Cub

Creature Connections

Bees dance with their friends, wolves howl with their pack, tigers stroll alone, and penguins chill with their cousins. Through outdoor games, imaginative play, sensory exploration, and visits to the animal habitats at the zoo, campers will explore the different creature connections throughout the world.


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FAQ & Safety Policies

Find answers to frequently asked questions and details on the zoo's safety policies, including what measures we are implementing during camp to limit the spread of coronavirus.

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Scholarships for Classes & Camps

Sliding scale scholarships are offered for Woodland Park Zoo classes and camps while funds are available.

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The process for requesting financial assistance has changed and is now part of our online registration system.

During uring the registration process, you will select that you are applying for a scholarship, then provide some basic information. This reserves your program selection without requiring immediate payment of any fees while staff review your scholarship application.

Note that your account balance and shopping cart will show the full cost of the program until a staff member is able to review your request. All applications will be reviewed, and an updated statement of charges with adjusted program fees will be sent following review.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at if you have any questions. We are happy to walk you through this new process. 

Cancellation Policy


Cancellation and Modification of Classes and Camp Registration

All programs require a $50 non-refundable fee which will not be returned regardless of cancellation or modification date. Below are additional important cutoffs for cancellations or modifications.

  • Registration for day camps closes 1 week prior to the session start date.
  • Modifications and cancellations can be made until 2 weeks prior to the session start date.
  • If a session is beginning in less than 2 weeks, the full program fee will not be returned in the event of modification or cancellation.




If you have additional questions or need assistance contact camp staff at or by phone at 206.548.2424 ext 3. If you are unable to reach a staff member by phone, please leave a detailed message. Please note that most registration staff are working remotely and email is preferred.

Our Mission

Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.

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Woodland Park Zoo recognizes that these are the lands of the Tribal signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott. We acknowledge their stewardship of this place continues to this day and that it is our responsibility to join them to restore the relationship with the living world around us.

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